Advanced Diploma of Management (HumanResources)

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who provide leadership and strategic direction in the human resources activities of an organisation. They analyse, design and execute judgements using wide-ranging technical, creative, conceptual or managerial competencies. Their knowledge base may be highly specialised or broad within the human resources field. These individuals are often accountable for group outcomes and for the overall performance of the human resources function of an organisation.

Job Roles

Human Resources Director

Human Resources Strategist

National, Regional or Global Human Resources Manager.


Total number of units = 8

6 core units plus

2 elective units

The 2 elective units may be selected from the elective units listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level. If not listed below, 1 elective unit may be selected from a Diploma qualification.

Elective units must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.

Core units


add topic BSBDIV601A Develop and implement diversity policy

Human Resource Management

add topic BSBHRM602B Manage human resources strategic planning


add topic BSBINN601B Manage organisational change


add topic BSBMGT605B Provide leadership across the organisation

add topic BSBMGT615A Contribute to organisation development

add topic BSBMGT616A Develop and implement strategic plans

Elective units


add topic BSBCOM603C Plan and establish compliance management systems

Financial Management

add topic BSBFIM601A Manage finances

Information Management

add topic BSBINM601A Manage knowledge and information


add topic BSBMGT608C Manage innovation and continuous improvement

add topic BSBMGT617A Develop and implement a business plan


add topic BSBMKG609A Develop a marketing plan

Occupational Health and Safety

add topic BSBOHS601B Develop a systematic approach to managing OHS


add topic BSBRKG601B Define recordkeeping framework

Risk Management

add topic BSBRSK501B Manage risk


add topic BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Imported Units

add topic PSPGOV602B Establish and maintain strategic networks

add topic PSPPROC602B Direct the management of contracts


    Qualification Pathways

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    Pathways into the qualification

    Candidates may enter the qualification through a number of entry points including:

    BSB50607 Diploma of Human Resources Management or other relevant qualification/s


    with substantial vocational experience in human resources management but without a formal qualification.

    Examples of indicative job roles for candidates seeking entry based upon their vocational experience include:

    Human Resources Advisor

    Human Resources and Change Manager

    Human Resources Consultant

    Human Resources Manager

    Senior Human Resources Officer.

    This breadth of expertise would equate to the competencies required to undertake this qualification.

    Pathways from the qualification

    After achieving this qualification candidates may choose to undertake qualifications at a higher education level.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Licensing, Legislative, Regulatory or Certification Considerations

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Employability Skills


The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills required by industry for this qualification. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


consulting, questioning, clarifying and evaluating information

interpreting customer needs

negotiating budgets and plans and then re-developing as required to meet organisational needs

negotiating with internal and external stakeholders

utilising excellent interpersonal skills, and producing a wide range of reports and making presentations as required


briefing various personnel on their roles and responsibilities regarding the implementation of the marketing plan

coordinating resources and developing systems to manage team and individual performance

defining performance measures and working collaboratively with team members

identifying performance gaps and taking remedial action for underperformance


collecting and analysing data

comparing and contrasting data

conducting situational analyses

developing and managing risk and contingency plans

developing strategies for improvement

performing cost benefit analyses, budgeting, assessing and managing risk

Initiative and enterprise

evaluating and improving market performance

identifying strengths and opportunities within organisation's projected capabilities and resources

Planning and organising

managing human resources strategic planning

collecting, collating and analysing information using appropriate workplace business systems

developing customer acquisition and retention strategies

developing systems that are flexible and responsive to changing circumstances

evaluating processes and making changes as required

planning and managing resource acquisition and deployment within budgetary constraints

planning for contingencies


applying discretion and judgement within complex environments

managing own time and performance

using judgement in planning and in selecting and allocating resources

working within organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements


coaching and mentoring others to acquire new knowledge and skills

providing learning and development opportunities


creating presentations using a range of media

using computerised systems, software and telecommunication devices

using technology to assist with the management of information and to assist the planning process

using technology to record and generate ideas